If you’re wondering what Serena Williams can’t do, the answer is probably nothing.
The new mother and royal wedding attendee has not played in a Grand Slam tournament in almost 16 months. But today the tennis queen can drop the ‘former’ from her tennis champion title, as she defeated Kristyna Pliskova, 7-6 (4), 6-4, in the first round of the French Open.
Stepping out on the red clay in a form fitting black bodysuit, Serena was a picture of style and sass, showing off her post-baby figure; encouraging other new mothers that if she can recover from pregnancy then they can too. Channeling her inner superhero, Serena’s outfit was very similar to the black catsuit she wore at the 2002 United States Open, which she won en route to four major singles titles in a row.
Catsuit anyone? For all the moms out there who had a tough recovery from pregnancy—here you go. If I can do it, so can you. Love you all!! pic.twitter.com/xXb3BKDGNF
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) May 29, 2018
Early this year she lost to her sister Venus Williams in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open and to Naomi Osaka in the first round of the Miami Open earlier this year. Making the decision to focus on training instead of playing more tournaments, Serena traveled to southern France in April with her daughter, Olympia, in tow to train at the academy operated by her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.
Between the training and her superhuman powers, it seems Serena is back and better than ever.